Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s comments on the Jackson Hole Symposium resulted in the worst weekly candle in US500 since June.
Euro tumbles in Asia as attention shifts to Wyoming meeting
On Monday, the common currency dived in Asia because attention shifts to a gathering of key bankers in Wyoming this week just to see whether the ECB is going to start discussing its dial-back initiatives for stimulus in more detail or not.
The currency pair EUR/USD hit 1.1754, decreasing 0.06%. Besides this, AUD/USD reached 0.7930, going down 0.01%. At the same time USD/JPY demonstrated 109.24, soaring 0.05%.
Tracking the US currency’s strength versus a trade-weighted basket of six main currencies, the US dollar index went up 0.04% trading at 93.40.
The previous week on Friday, the evergreen buck inched down versus a basket of the other key currencies because political uncertainty in the USA as well as surging doubts over the prospects for another rate lift by the Fed in 2017 added pressure.
The US currency went down to four month minimums versus the Japanese rival earlier in the day, although pared losses after reports that Steven Bannon, senior White House advisor was leaving his position.
Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.
The United States will publish the Inflation Rate and Core Inflation Rate, also known as US CPI and Core CPI, on August 10 at 15:30 GMT+3.
As Europe moves into recession, next week may provide us with some amazing trading opportunities. Here they are!
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.